What Others are Saying About this Program

"I am the Clinical Staff Educator for the Emergency Departments at Lakeland Regional Health. This education is effective because of the real-life examples given with each lesson. The lesson then goes on to talk about what to look for and how to talk to the victim so that they do not feel more shame and will begin to trust you. The videos also repeated the important info we need to say when we recognize or suspect HT. Love the soothing background music and beautiful calm scenery. The 3 minute daily videos give you time to digest what you have learned. Very effective. I will be using the Pocket Guide for all staff in the ED, and any new staff starting in the ED from here on out. I have already looked at other situations that have come up in other classes I teach and saw the possibility they may have been dealing with a HT victim and have talked about the red flags. This touches so much more than just ED staff. It makes me look at situations in a different light. Things I see/hear on social media, missing children, TV news, etc all make me think about the possibility that some of these people are being trafficked."

Thank you for this program to enlighten us and prepare us. This should be taught in all medical fields-not just physicians and nurses! BSN Nurse


Starting the conversation is the hardest part for me. I like the "W.A.R. on Slavery" pocket guide because it gives the words to say. Being able to start the conversation with empathy and the right questions will show I care and may give victims hope for a better life. Emergency Dept Clinical Staff Educator

That is was very informative. The skills gained will change my practice. It will help educate our nurses and I appreciated the resources to help HT victims

Clinical Coordinator of Adult Medicine


I am thankful for the daily videos. Getting the information in small bits at a time are very helpful as I’m affected emotionally with each story. The small bits allow me to think past my emotion and focus on the actions that need to be taken.   Clinical Nurse 



What an incredible job you've done here! There is so much value in each and every video, but it's not overwhelming. You give just the right amount of information and suggested actions. This is going to be an awesome resource for so many!    

Elise Hilton, HT Advocate and Author of A Vulnerable World: The High Price of Human Trafficking

“I am thankful for the daily videos. Getting the information in small bits at a time are very helpful as I am affected emotionally with each story. The small bits allows me to think past my emotion and focus on the actions that need to be taken. The importance of developing a rapport and trust and asking permission to do the exam are important first steps. Accepting I can't fix it in one encounter is hard emotionally as I want to rescue them all. I understand that how I handle my encounter with them may be the first step to opening the door to them getting the help they need to become a survivor.” 

Clinical Nurse

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to our Human Trafficking Awareness Training with Patti Hathaway & Ruth Rondon (optional)

    • Co-Author Introductions & Roles (2 minutes)

    • Webinar: How this Training Works (5 min)

    • Healthcare Pocket Guide - please print off before the training

    • Pocket Guide ICD Codes Insert

  • 2

    Day 1: Blamed and Shamed

  • 3

    Day 2: Pimping is Ownership

    • Day 2 Pimping is Ownership

  • 4

    Day 3: Do You Really Care?

    • DV03_Do-You-Really-Care

  • 5

    Day 4: The Stockholm Syndrome

    • Day 4 Video Lesson

  • 6

    Day 5: A Difficult Patient

    • Day 5 A Difficult Patient

  • 7

    Day 6: Look Beneath the Surface

    • DV06_Look-Beneath-the-Surface

  • 8

    Day 7: It's Not About the Drugs

    • Day 7 It's Not About the Drugs

  • 9

    Day 8: Labor - Control Keeps Them Enslaved

    • Day 8 Labor Control Keeps Them Enslaved

  • 10

    Day 9: It's Not My Fault

    • Day 9 It's Not My Fault

  • 11

    Day 10: Promising Offer at the Shopping Mall

    • Day 10 Promising Offer at the Mall

  • 12

    Day 11: Invisible Boys

    • Day 11 Invisible Boys

  • 13

    Day 12: Labor - Domestic Slaves

    • Day 12 Labor - Domestic Slaves

  • 14

    Day 13: Guerrilla Pimp

  • 15

    Day 14: Trafficking the LGTBQ

    • Day 14 Trafficking the LGBTQ

  • 16

    Day 15: Labor - Promised an Education

  • 17

    Day 16: Family Secrets

    • Day 16 Family Secrets

  • 18

    Day 17: Labor - Shame Keeps Men Enslaved

    • Day 17 Labor - Shame Keeps Men Enslaved

  • 19

    Day 18: It's About Survival

    • Day 18 It's About Survival

  • 20

    Day 19: Believe Me or Not

    • Day 19 Believe Me or Not

  • 21

    Day 20: No One Understands Me

    • Day 20 No One Understands Me